Implementation of Green Highway in Indian Contextl
Jagath Kumari Dungi1, Darshit Meht2

1Jagath Kumari Dungi, Assistant Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (A.P), India.

2Darshit Mehta, Post Graduate Student in Building Engineering and Management, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (A.P), India.

Manuscript received on 01 May 2021 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 May 2021 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 May 2021 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2021 | PP: 1-3 | Volume-1 Issue-1, May 2021 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijte.A2301051121

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Abstract: Transportation plays an important role in the economic development of country. India has a total road network of 58.98 lakh kms which is second largest in the world (1). While increase in road highways is linked to the economic development, it comes with a compromise to the ecology in the form of deforestation etc. (2). With the compromise being made, the idea of mitigating the damage in the form of ‘green highway’ comes into picture. Green Highway incorporates both transportation functionality and ecological requirements (3). While the western countries have developed the method for evaluating the green highway, it’s only in September 2015 when the MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways) has framed Green Highway policy (4). The objective of this research is to study the existing guidelines for evaluating green highways and to develop the framework for guidelines that is most suitable for Indian Context through literature study and case study approach.

Keywords: Green Highway, Mo RTH, Transportation, Green Rating